7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Subway + Fly:  3​h
1
Traverse City
— 1 night
Bus + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30​min
3
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards and then learn about winemaking at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Clinch Park, learn about winemaking at Chateau Fontaine, and then admire all the interesting features of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Traverse City day trip app .

Chicago to Traverse City is an approximately 3-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chicago in August since evenings lows in Traverse City dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Chateau Fontaine, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 12th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island day trip tool .

Getting from Traverse City to Mackinac Island by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. While traveling from Traverse City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then take an in-depth tour of Mackinaw Bridge Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc..

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mackinaw City trip simple and quick.

Mackinaw City is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. August in Mackinaw City sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Ojibwa Culture
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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Mackinaw Bridge Museum ©
Mackinaw Bridge Museum

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Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, walk around Haven Waterfalls and Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Copper Harbor travel planner .

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Copper Harbor in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August in Copper Harbor, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, Haven Waterfalls and Park
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Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): wander the streets of Downtown Marquette, then stroll around Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Marquette trip itinerary site .

Drive from Copper Harbor to Marquette in 3 hours. Traveling from Copper Harbor in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Marquette, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Jilbert Dairy ©
Jilbert Dairy

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